By Alan Hutton

10th Nov, 2022 | 1:30pm

FSG backed to complete Liverpool sale after source's reveal today - 'I've heard...', says pundit

Alan Hutton has insisted owning a football club “is a business” after Liverpool was put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa right back insisted the club are in a “really good place” at the moment but the playing side still needs improvement.

On Tuesday (8 November), Fenway Sports Group announced they would listen to offers for the club.

But, as relayed by Sky Sports (8 November), the group insisted that while it receives frequent “expressions of interest” from potential investors, it will only accept new shareholders if it is in the best interest of the club.

FSG bought the club over in October 2010 for £300million and a Liverpool source has told Football Insider on Thursday that the club will now listen to offers at ten times that sum – £3billion.

Earlier this year (31 May), rivals Chelsea were taken over by Todd Boehly in a deal worth £2.5bn.

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Hutton suggested the sale of Liverpool could generate similar offers.

We need to remember that it is a business at the end of the day,” he told Football Insider.

I am sure I heard that they bought it for £300/400million. You see the likes of Chelsea being sold for over £4billion. It is a business and that is some return on your money.

They [Liverpool] should be able to get close to that with everything they have got, the training ground, the stadium and staff. It is in a really good place at the moment.

I have always said I think the playing side needs people to come in to help but they are in a very good situation at this moment in time. I am pretty sure there will be a lot of people sitting up and thinking they would like a piece of it.

Only the real fans will be able to tell you exactly what is going on there. They are up with everything that is happening at the club.

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